California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

Salmon Protection & Watershed Network

The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network is a project of the Turtle Island Restoration Network. Turtle Island and its suite of marine restoration programs work to protect endangered marine species, save critical ecosystems, improve consumer choices, encourage government action and inspire corporate responsibility. The fall 2016 course is brought to you in partnership with Latino Outdoors and Nature in the City

The SPAWN California Naturalist Training Course will introduce you to the interwoven wonders of the unique ecology and natural history of the Coast Redwood ecosystem and engage you in direct stewardship actions. The 40-hour course will utilize a combination of science curriculum, guest lecturers, field trips and project based learning to immerse you in the natural world. Expert instructors will uncover strategies to continue conservation of biodiversity in the coast redwood forests, and all, California ecosystems. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee.

In 2017 SPAWN is offering a FREE one week California Naturalists certification immersion course specifically for teachers and educators focused on exploring and understanding the natural world. Anyone from any geographic area in Northern California may apply. The program will be filled with a diverse group of committed educators, with preference to those who can demonstrate a commitment to leading public programming after the training. No naturalist experience is necessary to participate. Half of the spaces are reserved for in-service educators, the rest are for community and outdoor educators. This opportunity is made possible with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Sanctuaries, and California Coastal Commission Whale Tail License Plate Grants Program.

Download the course flier here.

Course dates: Saturday June 17 - Saturday June 24, 2017 in West Marin County. 

Application: Applications are due by March 27th. Click here

Contact: Catie Clune, (415) 663-8590 x 112

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